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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 07-14-13, 09:58 AM   #1
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hello and another brief intro

even though i did a 'proper' introduction in the introductions forum, and also in the 'calling all athenas' thread, i thought i would say another hello so everyone could see. hahaha

anyway, my name is kris, from the chicago southland, and with some encouraging from my hubby (indianarecrider), i decided to join the forum to see firsthand what all the craziness he is always talking about is all about.

i am a true athena, weighing in at a beefy 262, and only 5'5. hoping to lose weight through cycling to prevent some medical issues from escalating.

looking forward to learning all i can from everyone.

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Old 07-14-13, 10:31 AM   #2
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Welcome! Now get out and ride!!!!
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Old 07-14-13, 12:14 PM   #3
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Hi Kris, welcome!

You can do it! Through cycling and dietary improvement, I lost 60 pounds, got off of BP meds and avoided going on cholesterol meds. Stick with it and you will see improvements. It's worth the work. Good luck!
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Old 07-14-13, 05:33 PM   #4
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even though i did a 'proper' introduction in the introductions forum, and also in the 'calling all athenas' thread, i thought i would say another hello so everyone could see. hahaha

anyway, my name is kris, from the chicago southland, and with some encouraging from my hubby (indianarecrider), i decided to join the forum to see firsthand what all the craziness he is always talking about is all about.

i am a true athena, weighing in at a beefy 262, and only 5'5. hoping to lose weight through cycling to prevent some medical issues from escalating.

looking forward to learning all i can from everyone.

kris
Oh man, who let her in here??? There goes the neighborhood. LOL!!

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Old 07-14-13, 08:11 PM   #5
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Well, there's nothing better than doing something the both of you can enjoy and get better at so congratulations!

And welcome to our little patch of paradise.

And screw the hawks. Ptooey.
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Old 07-14-13, 08:25 PM   #6
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Hi Krissy...welcome and enjoy your rides. It's great to read about the triumphs of others along their journey to better health and fitness. With cycling and Weight Watchers I've lost 70 lbs in the past 3 years.

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Old 07-14-13, 09:16 PM   #7
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Welcome! And as Pamestique said, get out and ride! (Of course, I didn't follow my own advice today. I went rollerskating and canoeing instead.)
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Welcome and make sure to ask for a new bike every once in a while lol, and we didn't get to hear or see what you're riding

I still say you guys need to give Bickell and Crawford some real thanks. It was nice of Kane and Toews to show up
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Welcome. May the wind always be at your back and all your hills slope downward. Have a great time riding and keep us informed of your adventures.
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